Workers at Gaber Dentistry in Hamilton, Ont., are the newest members of United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW) Canada local 175 after recently voting to join, said the union.
The new members work as full- and part-time dental assistants, hygienists, receptionists and greeters.
"Staff who were performing the same duties were not being paid the same wage rate," said Ali Farman, organizing representative for UFCW Canada local 175. "They also felt that their jobs weren't secure following maternity leave, and that workers were being treated differently and unfairly."
Staff at Gaber Denistry join the Health, Office & Professional Employees (HOPE) Sector of UFCW Canada Local 175. The union plans to commence bargaining with the employer very shortly, according to the union.
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